Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
2 Likes  #1
The Vivitar Series 1 gen.2 (tokina) is a jewel !!!
Lens: The Vivitar Series 1 gen.2 (tokina) 70-210mm Camera: K5 Photo Location: TOULON, FRANCE ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/800s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: bygp, 05-15-2021, 02:55 PM

These photos have just been converted in 100% jpeg quality, no filter, no hood !

How much can cost a modern digital zoom with this IQ ???

---------- Post added 05-15-21 at 02:59 PM ----------

If you look at them in native resolution on my Flickr page, you'll see how sharp it goes even open wide, can you get a faster zoom with this IQ ?

Concorde PHOTOS | Flickr

Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-5  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-5  Photo 

Views: 294
05-15-2021, 03:02 PM   #2
PJ1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
PJ1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mosquito Creek, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,167
The Vivitar Series 1 were generally well thought of. But these are sharp. The first one is very nice. Make sure you do a review of it for the lens section.
05-15-2021, 03:02 PM   #3
Veteran Member
bygp's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toulon, South of France
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 357
Original Poster
I had tested the gen. 1 years ago, it is also good but realy to heavy, not far to 1 Kg, and too long, The gen 2 has a much better handling and the one I got is optically and mechanically just like it had never been used

---------- Post added 05-15-21 at 03:10 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
The Vivitar Series 1 were generally well thought of. But these are sharp. The first one is very nice. Make sure you do a review of it for the lens section.
I also have to show what I can get with my Tokina II SD 70-210, not as fast but light and small, KA mount, perfect for landscape or urban photos with a standard 52mm filter size.
Very nice handling, not a bokeh monster but sharp and natural colors.
05-15-2021, 03:15 PM   #4
Seeker of Knowledge
Loyal Site Supporter
aslyfox's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 24,316
QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
The Vivitar Series 1 were generally well thought of. But these are sharp. The first one is very nice. Make sure you do a review of it for the lens section.
please do, the last review for that version of the Vivitar Series ! 70-210 was back in 2017

Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 (Version 2) - made by Tokina Lens Reviews - Vivitar Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

05-15-2021, 05:06 PM - 1 Like   #5
Pentaxian
kjfishman's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: St. Louis
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 617
Impressive glass.
05-15-2021, 06:02 PM   #6
Pentaxian
bertwert's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Golden, BC
Posts: 15,161
Seems to be a success - I really like that boat shot
05-15-2021, 07:34 PM   #7
Veteran Member
bygp's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toulon, South of France
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 357
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Seems to be a success - I really like that boat shot
TY, I think I was in max aperture, maybe under f4 on some shots !

Hopefully I did not sold this lens when I sold my K5 II and good lenses set, I had it for 33
just because there was a ahock on the front of the barrel and this is now fixed

Attached Images
 
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
best k zoom lens, camera, flickr, gen, iq, photo, photos, series 1 70-210mm, series 1 gen.2, tokina, vivitar series
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macro Jewel of Winter: Snow Flake aitrus3 Post Your Photos! 7 05-04-2021 06:34 PM
For Sale - Sold: Tokina 28-70/2.8 1st gen buster2015 Sold Items 2 07-22-2019 07:31 AM
For Sale - Sold: Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm Komine / Gen III PKA seacapt Sold Items 8 04-29-2012 08:07 AM
RMC Tokina 70-210mm F3.5 is the same as Tokina Vivitar Series I 70-210mm ? minahasa Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11 09-17-2011 09:59 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:20 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top